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Director, Public and Government Affairs Boulogne-Billancourt France,  

Amgen (company)

Posted on : 01 May 2017

Project Description

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead Government Affairs strategy on the French Management Team, and develop company s long-term government affairs vision.
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders such as Patient Association Groups, Professional Medical Unions and elected officials.
  • Support development and implementation of country Government Affairs Plans to optimize and defend market access for launch products, shape policy environment, and position company  as the government s biotech partner of choice.
  • Collaborate with the Market Access Director to support the access and reimbursement plans for company's products, and ensure advocacy strategies are included in Access/Brand Plans. 
  • Partner with the Europe Policy team to leverage company  ex-US policy priorities and positions, and develop policy training, tool kits, and messaging for staff in markets.
  • Develop coordinated strategy with Medical, Regulatory, Corporate Affairs teams on policy and advocacy efforts to shape biologic and bio similar regulatory issues, build company s reputation, and raise awareness about company s biotech innovation.
  • Drives Value Based Health Care initiatives (patient journey) at national and regional level, in collaboration with Key Account Management team.
  • Manages the partnership contracting team.

Basic Qualifications:

Scientific background & 7 years of government affairs/public affairs  related experience

Preferred Qualifications and Competencies:
  • More than 7 years of experience in biopharmaceutical sector and government relations, preferably in France.  
  • Competence or familiarity with policy issues relating to HTA/reimbursement and Biosimilars is a significant advantage.
  • Working knowledge (regulatory, reimbursement, healthcare systems) of major healthcare markets in France.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to develop a comprehensive government affairs vision and strategic plan for an organization or company and then execute to deliver results, driving positive change for entity.
  • Visionary leader capable of helping develop and implement sophisticated access and regulatory strategies policy strategies for the dynamic biopharmaceutical industry during time of great evolution and change.
  • Skilled at working with business leaders to determine how the public affairs function can promote business objectives.
  • Creative and independent thinker who can develop and persuasively articulate public policy ideas and solutions that may be different from the prevailing or conventional view.
  • Outstanding ability to build relationships and use influence effectively in a variety of settings, both within the company and with external constituencies, including public officials, trade and patient associations and other relevant parties.
  • Works effectively with patient groups to build trust and support by identifying mutual interests and agendas.
  • Understands how to engage and mobilize patient advocacy groups to take appropriate action in support of specific issues, such as access, and to support company  and the biopharmaceutical industry overall.
  • Possess the strong interpersonal acumen that is necessary to deal with a broad range of individuals, backgrounds, and perspectives in a collaborative, strategic, and consensus-driven manner.
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to convey in a clear and compelling manner important messages to different parties with different interests.
  • Skilled at advocacy, influence and persuasion: able to convince others to act on information or recommendations based on compelling logic or common best interests
  • Possesses unquestionable integrity and a sense of confidence, balanced with humility and sense of humor.


France Boulogne Billancourt

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